Consider this an Open Thread for tonight as we hopefully - and finally - get us a dadgum football season.
Owners just ratified the agreement, according to PFT. Post news as you get it.
Update: Vote was 31-0 by the owners with the
Oakland Los Angeles Oakland Raiders and Crazy Al Davis abstaining.
Update: Alan Burge reports on the Twitter machinery that the Hall of Fame Game has been cancelled, and NFL training facilities will open on Saturday pending player approval.
Update: Burge reports the league year begins Wednesday, which is when the signing craziness begins.
Also, it's just legalese, but the owners voted on a proposal to end the lockout. There will need to be an official vote. Not a huge deal, especially with dates and decisions being made.
Update: Adam Schefter: In email to player reps, NFL demanding that NFLPA re-form as a union and provide evidence by Tuesday, July 26.
Update: Via Burge via @NFLprguy, terms and conditions of agreement.
Update: And very important to remember. From @FO-DougFarrar:
Guys, this doesn't mean the lockout is over. It means that the owners like their own proposal. Players still have to approve.
Update: Chris Mortensen, over several tweets, says the players have not seen this agreement. At this point, I doubt we have resolution tonight.
Update: Big update from PFT. Here's the money line:
Folks, there’s no way the NFLPA* will be approving the deal tonight or passing it along to the players for a vote. And once the league has to start canceling preseason weeks and not just one preseason game, real money is going to disappear — and the chances of getting a deal done will diminish.